Friday, February 14, 2014

Deaths: Patrick J. Hannifin, Jacques Lazurus

PATRICK J. HANNIFIN (1923-Jan. 9, 2014) Graduated USNA in 1944, eventually becoming a vice admiral. Served in the submarine USS Balao (SS-285)during World War II. Later commanded USS Diodon (SS-349), USS George Washington (SSBN-598) and USS Lafayette (SSBN-616). A member of the Silent Service. //// JACQUES LAZURUS (1916-Jan. 8, 2014) Leader of the Jewish resistance in France after being forced out of the French Army by the Vichy Government. Then joined the Jewish Army which later became the Jewish Combat Organization. Captured by the Getaspo, he escaped from a train headed for Auschwitz. //// The Greatest Generation. --GreGen

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